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Training Log Archive: furlong47

In the 7 days ending Apr 9, 2017:

activity # timemileskm+m
  orienteering5 5:11:15 11.68(26:39) 18.8(16:33) 51581c
  road run1 30:00 2.58(11:38) 4.15(7:14)
  walking1 24:27 1.53(15:59) 2.46(9:56)
  Total6 6:05:42 15.79(23:09) 25.41(14:23) 51581c

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Sunday Apr 9, 2017 #

8 AM

orienteering race 29:48 [5] *** 2.8 km (10:39 / km)
21c shoes: Asics Gel-Excite 3

Flying Pig XXI Sprint 1 - Downtown Columbus - Red (F-21+)

Fantastic fun! Although had a stupid mistake to the very first control, going to the wrong side of the pond/building as if I could run through it.... nope. I was a bit distracted by this area as it resembled a place I dreamt about orienteering in long, long ago before sprints were even really a thing.

After that got into a nice groove, running much more than I thought my tired legs could handle. Some really cool control locations inside a parking garage, in neat alcoves, and one behind a church where through a skinny window filled with palms I could see the minister preaching from a very high pulpit. And of course, one control at a restaurant called the Savory Swine!

I think this one passes Arnprior, Morehead, and Indiana University as my favorite sprint of all time.
10 AM

orienteering race 31:41 [5] *** 2.9 km (10:56 / km)
16c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280 Redux

Flying Pig XXI Sprint 2 - Mill Race Park - Red (F-21+)

Absolutely nothing left in my legs after the first race. The most I could do was summon up a lame trot at times, and somehow generated a little bit of run for the last few controls and the run-in. Another cool little park with features like a covered bridge, dock, train tracks to pass under, etc.

Since routes were more direct, it appears I was almost as fast on this sprint, but that is far from the truth.

Super fun weekend of races!

Saturday Apr 8, 2017 #

11 AM

orienteering race 2:31:52 [4] *** 6.2 km (24:30 / km) +400m 18:31 / km
14c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280 Redux

Flying Pig XXI Long - Yellowwood State Forest - Green (F35+)

I've been here before and knew this would be physically difficult. My strategy was to stay high or stay low as much as possible and avoid climb when I could. This meant more distance going on trails or following streams around the steep hillsides.

The first 3 controls went fine with this strategy, but something I'm still unsure of went wrong on the way to 4. I think it was probably a parallel error. Everything seemed okay until I came upon a trail junction with a control where there shouldn't be one. Continued West on that trail trying to relocate, but ended up going all the way out to the road. Then I was so far South that I still had trouble placing myself. Eventually figured it out, but had to walk a decent way on the road.

After this I really felt tired and wanted to stop, but saw that things got flatter ahead and there were a few easy controls next plus a few more easy ones at the end. So I slogged through the rest of it somehow. Definitely not an inspired effort.

Friday Apr 7, 2017 #

4 PM

orienteering race 1:05:33 [4] *** 4.0 km (16:23 / km) +80m 14:54 / km
17c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280 Redux

Flying Pig XXI Middle - Eagle Creek Park - Green (F35+)

Not a spectacular outing but not total crap either. Lots of smallish mistakes, plus my shoe getting sucked off of my foot once (despite still being attached to my gaiter somehow) and my pants didn't want to stay up. Interesting park with varied terrain and pretty flat (unlike tomorrow's suffer fest)
9 PM

orienteering race 32:21 [4] *** 2.9 km (11:09 / km) +35m 10:31 / km
13c shoes: Inov8 O-roc 280 Redux

Flying Pig XXI Night-O - Eagle Creek Park - Yellow (Rec)

Just for fun. At control 6 I picked up a kid I couldn't outrun and wasn't able to shake her for the rest of the course, which was a little annoying.

Tuesday Apr 4, 2017 #

6 PM

road run 30:00 [3] 2.58 mi (11:38 / mi)
shoes: Asics Gel-Excite 3

C25K - Week 1, Day 1 (again)

And that's all you get this week because Pig.

walking 24:27 [1] 1.53 mi (15:59 / mi)
shoes: Asics Gel-Excite 3

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